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The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Labral Tears

chiropractic care for shoulder labral tears

A labral tear is a painful injury to the shoulder that can make everyday activities such as reaching and lifting difficult. If you are suffering from a labral tear, you likely know how debilitating it can be. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help alleviate some of your pain and improve your range of motion. Here’s a look at how chiropractic care can benefit those with shoulder labral tears.

Reducing Pain and Improving Range of Motion

Chiropractors aim to reduce pain and improve the range of motion in patients with shoulder labral tears. This is achieved through manual adjustments, which help to realign the spine and loosen any tight muscles in the body that may be contributing to the pain caused by the tear. Manual adjustments also work to restore the balance between opposing muscle groups, which helps to reduce discomfort while promoting mobility.

In addition to manual adjustments, most chiropractors will also incorporate therapeutic exercises into treatment plans designed for shoulder labral tears. These exercises are designed to strengthen weakened muscles and encourage flexibility without causing additional strain on the joints or muscles being treated. By incorporating these exercises into treatment plans, chiropractors can further reduce discomfort while increasing mobility in their patients’ shoulders.

Other Treatments Used by Chiropractors for Shoulder Labral Tears

In addition to manual adjustments and therapeutic exercises, many chiropractors use other treatments such as ultrasound therapy, massage therapy, and trigger point therapy when treating patients with shoulder labral tears. Ultrasound therapy works by sending sound waves deep into tissue layers which helps to break up adhesions that form around damaged tissues due to injury or overuse. Massage therapy is beneficial because it works out knots in muscles that result from tension or stress, thus reducing pain caused by labrum tears and promoting better overall postural alignment in the body. Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure on specific points along muscle fibers that are known for causing pain in other parts of the body; this technique helps release tension from affected areas while reducing inflammation caused by the tear itself.

In conclusion, if you’re suffering from a shoulder labral tear there are several treatments available that may provide relief from your symptoms – one of which is chiropractic care! Through manual adjustments, therapeutic exercises, ultrasound therapy, massage therapy, and trigger point therapy; chiropractors can help reduce pain while improving mobility so you can get back to enjoying life! If you think you may benefit from seeing a chiropractor for your shoulder labral tear then it’s best to contact one right away so they can develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Tyler Baron

Tyler Baron

Dr. Tyler Baron is a Chiropractic Doctor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Baron takes a functional approach to care, utilizing his background in kinesiology, and advanced knowledge of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA). He has also received certifications in advanced manual techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART).